Waste Item Lookup Tool

Not sure how to dispose of an item in Barrie? Look it up to see how it's properly sorted for curbside pickup or otherwise. If unable to find what you're looking for, please call 705-739-4219 or e-mail RethinkWaste@barrie.ca to have the item added to the search results.

The future of waste management includes a circular economy. This means we need to rethink the traditional three Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) and consider the value of materials and products before they become waste. Let's rethink waste!

Please remember to ensure your materials are curbside by 7am for collection. If items are not curbside by 7am the City cannot guarantee they will be collected. Routing changes that could affect collection times can often occur for a number of reasons including weather, road closures and vehicle breakdowns.

While Barrie is geographically located in Simcoe County, the City of Barrie is governed separately. There are some differences to sorting items for curbside collection in the County and the City as different processors are used. If you live in Barrie, please refer to this lookup tool to be certain where items should go.
 


Acetate

Put it in Other (see description below)

This item must be disposed of at the Household Harzardous Waste Depot at the Barrie Landfill site at 272 Ferndale Dr N on Saturdays from 8:30am-3:30pm. Hazardous waste must not be placed curbside for collection or poured down the drain.

Acetone Nail Polish Remover

Put it in Other (see description below)

This item must be disposed of at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot at the Barrie Landfill Site at 272 Ferndale Dr N on Saturdays from 8:30am-3:30pm.  Hazardous waste must not be placed curbside for collection or poured down the drain.

Acid or bases

Put it in Other (see description below)

This item must be disposed of at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot at the Barrie Landfill Site at 272 Ferndale Dr N on Saturdays between 8:30am-3:30pm. Hazardous waste must not be placed curbside for collection or poured down the drain.

Adhesives

Put it in Other (see description below)

This item must be disposed of at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot at the Barrie Landfill Site at 272 Ferndale Dr N on Saturdays from 8:30am-3:30pm. Hazardous waste must not be placed curbside for collection or poured down the drain.
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Aerosol can (empty)

Put it in Recycling, Containers Box

Empty aerosol cans can be put in your containers (blue) recycling box. Remove the dispensing nozzle (if possible) from the empty can. If there is a lid, place back on the top of the can and place in the recycling box.  Aerosol cans that are not empty must be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot at the Barrie Landfill at 272 Ferndale Dr N on Saturday between 8:30am-3:30pm.

Aerosol can (full or partially full)

Put it in Other (see description below)

This item must be disposed of at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot at the Barrie Landfill Site at 272 Ferndale Dr N on Saturdays from 8:30am-3:30pm. Hazardous waste must not be placed curbside for collection or poured down the drain.

Air Conditioner

Put it in Other (see description below)

Please consider reuse or donate to a local charity. Appliances containing CFC refrigerants must have the CFC's removed before disposal. This can be done at the Barrie Landfill at 272 Ferndale Dr N for a fee. Appliances that already have the CFC's removed and have the proper documentation attached can be brought to the Landfill. Visit barrie.ca/landfill for fee information.
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Aluminum foil

Put it in Recycling, Containers Box

Place clean aluminum in your curbside containers (blue) recycling box. Ensure aluminum plates and trays are rinsed. If foil is soiled place in curbside garbage.
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Aluminum foil plate

Put it in Recycling, Containers Box

Place clean foil in your curbside containers (blue) recycling box. Please make sure aluminum plates and trays are rinsed. If this item is soiled place in the curbside garbage. 
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Aluminum foil tray

Put it in Recycling, Containers Box

Place clean trays in your curbside containers (blue) recycling box. Please make sure aluminum plates and trays are rinsed. If this item is soiled place in the curbside garbage.